Eight Coyotes earn all-CSAA first-team football recognition
Reed City reigned supreme in the Central State Activities Association for the second straight season at undefeated league champions and eight Coyotes were recognized with nine first team honors.
The all-CSAA first team was announced recently and the offense included quarterback Chad Samuels, running back Jordan Straub, and linemen Darrien Sweet and Jacob Vincent. Coyotes on the defense first team were Michael Bradford and twin brother Eric at defensive back, Jordon Rolston and Vincent at linebacker and Justin Danneels at defensive line.
Samuels, a junior, ran the ball 46 times for 373 yards and four touchdowns for 8.1 yards per carry. He was 29-of-50 for 722 passing yards and six touchdowns.
“He’s one of the best quarterbacks in the area,” said Reed City coach Monty Price. “Every team had to game plan for this young man. Several games, we did not even pass or give him the ball much.
Straub, a senior, ran 77 times for 523 yards and 10 touchdowns with 6.8 per carry. He caught eight passes for 142 yards.
“He’s very versatile and can do it all,” Price said.
Vincent led the way for a solid Reed City running attack with his performance on the offensive line.
Sweet, Price said, “has outstanding ability. He can drive block and is one of our best pullers/trappers.”
Danneels, a senior, had 32 tackles including seven for loss, plus two fumble recoveries. “He was our best defensive lineman,” Price said.
Vincent at linebacker had 106 tackles with 12 for loss, plus one fumble recovery and two interceptions. “He’s one of the finest linebackers in the area, without question,” Price said.
Rolston had 102 tackles including 11 for loss and one interception during his senior season.
Eric Bradford, a senior, had 46 tackles with two for loss, two interception and four pass breakups.
Michael Bradford, a senior, had 56 tackles, plus three for loss and one interception with six pass breakups. “He was great in run support,” Price said. “He’s one of the best in the area.”